Littleton Adventist welcomes new CEO

Nationwide search brings Jillyan McKinney to hospital from Louisville


After a nationwide search, Centura Health and Littleton Adventist Hospital have hired a chief executive officer for the hospital.

Jillyan McKinney will transition to Littleton Adventist from Louisville, where she has served as CEO at Centura Health's Avista Adventist Hosptial. She begins her new post July 14.

McKinney brings more than 10 years of operational experience. Most recently, she led a team at Avista that maintained a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” rating, and Avista was ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for patient experience.

Before joining Centura Health, she worked as vice president of strategic business development for the Lake Nona and Sunbridge communities for Florida Hospital in Orlando.

According to a news release, McKinney's mission to bring greater physician alignment and lead her team to a collective goal of improving the health and lives of her community.

“Whether working on expanding service offerings, physician recruitment, the opening of a new facility or developing my team, I focus on results and the patient experience,” McKinney said in the release. “I am dedicated to creating a culture that revolves around the patient and hope to engage my team to continuously improve performance for the benefit of the entire Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Centennial communities.”

Throughout her career in health care, McKinney has placed the organization's mission at the forefront of every initiative, the release said. Examples of improvement by her team have been in throughput in emergency and surgical services, improved employee and physician engagement and outstanding strides in clinical excellence.


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